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    Default Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    There has been discussion about scent names but how about make-up shade names?

    Here are some of mine (some of them discontinued):

    Dior - Très, très Dior, Élégance, Arrogance, Vert Inouî/Incredible Green
    Chanel - Rouge Noir/Vamp, Rouge Orage
    Guerlain - Rouge Gipsy
    Helena Rubinstein - Temptress, Red Devil, Devil Red
    Lancôme - Sans Limite
    Biba - Pigalle
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    What a fun topic, Tig! I'll have to check my makeup. Or course, NARS blush in Orgasm is one of my favorites. I'll see what else I have.

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    Default Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    I don't want to hijack your thread but this reminds me of a funny "make over" story about an eyeshadow name!

    My friend Corinne (female) and I were both student nurses in London. Both skint but on the way past a major pharmacy on The Strand, this woman offered her a make over. She thought it would be a great idea to cheer her up, keep in mind that Corinne is very pretty and knows exactly how to apply make up!.

    I stood near by and watched this woman slap make up on Corinne like I had never seen before! She looked like a doll! Bright red round circles on her cheeks, WAY OTT lip liner etc.. but to finish it off, she gets out the eyeshadow, a funny blue/turqoise colour. To look interested and to stop us laughing we asked the name of it, it was called MING! LOL! Well the make over or should I say UNDER was MINGing! LOL!

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    Default Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylonestar
    What a fun topic, Tig! *I'll have to check my makeup. *Or course, NARS blush in Orgasm is one of my favorites. *I'll see what else I have.
    COOL!

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    Fun idea! Most of my makeup is from YSL or Dior, and they don't write the names of the shades on the product. If I get time, I might do a minor investigation...

    It's something that I am aware of when I buy it, I know.

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    Oh, Lord!

    You guys need to see them shade names at my local nail parlour: No, I am not a Waitress is being one of them. :-) They are all OPI colors (78 shades altogether) and have pretty creative names: All Rose Leads to Rome, Berry Berry Broadway, Chick Flick Cherry, Cupp a Cawfee, Hey Vito, is my car red?, Not so Bora Bora-ing pink, You're A Pisa Work, You Cannoli Imagine, Root Bear Float.

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    I like Nars's names: my favorite blush is Turkish Red, lipstick Trans Siberian, and eyeshadow Sea, S ex and Sun.

    And yes, the OPI names are priceless. I like How to Jamaica Millon, It's My Prague-ative, and Purpleopolis.

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    NARS Deep Throat blush
    MAC Paradisco eyeshadow
    Urban Decay Asphyxia e/s
    NARS Fire down below lipstick

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    Nars are classics.

    Sin
    Sex

    Ramy have a blush called Bitch Slapped!

    I also love the the little quotes inside Stila eyeshadows and blushes.
    DONNA

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    Default Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    but to finish it off, she gets out the eyeshadow, a funny blue/turqoise colour. To look interested and to stop us laughing we asked the name of it, it was called MING! LOL! Well the make over or should I say UNDER was MINGing! LOL!
    [smiley=tongue.gif]
    [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif]

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! [smiley=cheesy.gif] I bet the name was inspired by those priceless Ming vases but you couldn't help adding an "e", could you? [smiley=rolleyes.gif]
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    Default Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    I go Noisette for that rich yet subtle eye shadow. Reminds me of my favorite German chocolate and I like that mellow, silvery brown color. Frost sides around with a rose gold and a shimmer of silver dust under brow and in the eye fold and under to where the eyeliner meets under the bottom lash.

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    The blue/ turquoise you are mentioning.... When I pull if off with some hints of shimmery green, I call it " Mermaid eye" Ha!!

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    My favorite is OPI nailpolish: A-Rose by Dawn, Broke by Noon. The story of my life. ;-)

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    I like a lot of the Urban Decay names. The only one I can remember off-hand is Oil Slick for a sparkly black eye shadow.

    Generally I tend to prefer names that represent the colour to some extent. Easier to remember that way. I suppose the one above eevn does that ...

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    One of my pet hates when companies just put numbers and not names. Yes YSL, I do mean you. Testers all have numbers as does the product, only the box will say a name. I am better at remembering names.

    Urban Decay Roach,not sure what sort of roach its suppose to be? LOL But its a warm bronze/brown. Mushroom eyeliner is just that the colour of mushrooms.
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    Default Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    One of my pet hates when companies just put numbers and not names. Yes YSL, I do mean you. Testers all have numbers as does the product, only the box will say a name. I am better at remembering names.
    I have three YSL lipsticks and they have names (Indian Red, Opium Red and Rosewood if I remember right) but, only on the boxes, though.
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